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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 27, 2019 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eat a Peach for Peace

Stringdusters were frankly disappointing. I was not that enthralled with SCIncident either (three sets too much). Lettuce, however, is bringing the funk.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 27, 2019 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eat a Peach for Peace

Lotus was excellent as well.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 27, 2019 8:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eat a Peach for Peace

The Trey Anastasio Band came on the stage and proceeded to burn the place down. There are incredible players in that ensemble. I could live in the huge groove Tony Markellis lays down. Compositionally much better then Phish. I do not like Phish, but have a real shine for TAB. I wonder if there is a similar GD~JGB dynamic in play? A Phishead would say.....

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Jul 28, 2019 5:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eat a Peach for Peace

Huge? I thought of Paul Prudhomme sitting on his chair. Nice show. Rain delay for Phil and Haynes.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 28, 2019 10:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eat a Peach for Peace

Not a great night for Phil and friends. Warren in particular had an off night. Morning Dew was... awful. However, it is true that twenty-five years on and my fondness for derivative GD is near gone- even for a core member. I'd rather just listen to Jerry if I'm going to lend an ear to those songs........ Huge Paul Prudhomme ..... “That’s a BIG pocket.” – (about Tony M) Carlos Santana ;-)

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Jul 29, 2019 10:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eat a Peach for Peace

I could not tell what song they were on even when I knew.
I checked out TAB and they take off after some innocent beats. A lot going on there. I liked the weekend and all the "new" music for me.Summer afternoons tunes

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 28, 2019 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eat a Peach for Peace

I almost hate to admit (but did way back in 2015), I like Trey based solely on a couple of VIDs I watched of the Chicago DEAD shows (the original "last ones" or whatever it was called?). I always liked M. Gordon (assume he's not in this lineup) from his time w Leo Kottke...but, never have gotten around to Phish.

Unusual, right? Not many folks end up liking the "solo" or "post big group breakup" lineups of their respective heros (ie, die hard Phish fans?), but if you were never exposed to the earlier incarnation, there's less to hold you back...if you follow that odd, almost reverse psychology logic.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jul 30, 2019 7:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eat a Peach for Peace

IMO the Stringdusters have been in a bit of an identity crisis since their Grammy win in 2018. Laws of Gravity was a phenomenal album produced by Billy Hume who seemingly has the Midas Touch when it comes to studio work and record production.

Rise Sun has its moments, but my takeaway is they tried way too hard to hit all the hot button social/political/environmental topics - and they did it with a passive-aggressive "light and love" approach. I was disappointed.

Their set at 4848 at Snowshoe earlier this month was brilliant - because they reached deep and played older favorites, with just the right mix of stuff off the new album.

Now, as I finish this ramble and get around to landing the plane.....

Lettuce was unbelievably entertaining. I was pleasantly surprised by their ability to hold the interest of a crowd with nothing but funky jamming and no lyrics. Their set was fun - as evidenced by multiple episodes of my "58 year old white guy dance".